Disclosure: I received this book from the Blogging for Books program in exchange for this review.
I am always interested in companies that are successful and what makes a “good workplace.” Lego is an interesting company to me because even though they do a whole lot of “the same,” they also do a lot of different.
It seems simple- take a brick that can stack on another brick to build things and make tons of money, right? Well, ya and wrong. Lego was on the brink of bankruptcy and really had to reevaluate what they were doing.
The takeaway of their near bankruptcy, to me, is that nothing is foolproof. You can’t go on thinking your toy is the best thing since sliced bread and will forever be and not be willing to put in the work to keep up with changing times and the needs/wants of children changing.
I liked learning how the company came to be. I liked reading about the 7 “Truths of Innovation” as much of that can be applied in life both in and out of the workplace. It did take me a while to read, as it was kind of dry- it wasn’t very exciting like some other books I have read written about companies. Still a good read nonetheless.